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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the prevalence of cognitive changes, and at least 3 common cognitive challenges experienced by people living with multiple sclerosis.

  • Describe the difference between screening and full neuropsychological assessment, as well as identify, concretely, how often and with whom they should be referred for screening and assessment.

  • Identify at least three strategies for improving or managing MS-related cognitive challenges.

Course Summary

What this course is all about

Up to 65% of individuals living with MS experience changes in their cognition. This podcast CE course will review the types of cognitive challenges experienced by people with MS, etiology of cognitive changes, ways to assess for cognitive decline, and strategies improving or addressing cognitive difficulties. A unique focus of this episode will be on the interaction between emotions and cognition, and the role mental health providers can play in helping individuals with MS improve cognitive functioning and emotion regulation.

Course curriculum

Published: June 9, 2022

About this course

  • $30.00


Clinical Neuropsychologist at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Laura Hancock, PhD

Laura Hancock, PhD is a clinical neuropsychologist specializing in the research and clinical care of people with multiple sclerosis. She is an assistant professor of Neurology at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Her current work focuses on several projects, including improving our understanding of cognition in older adults with MS, improving gray matter MR imaging to better measure total disease burden in MS, and the identification of sensory and motor changes which might detect individuals in midlife who are at high risk for preclinical Alzheimer’s disease. She enjoys teaching and has mentored several postdoctoral fellows in neuropsychology to teach them about clinical evaluation and intervention for people who have MS. She also works with several MS non-profit organizations to provide educational content.

Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Ohio State University and the Director for the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging Ruchika Prakash, PhD

Dr. Ruchika Prakash is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the Ohio State University and the Director for the Center for Cognitive and Behavioral Brain Imaging. She is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been doing research on lifestyle interventions in people with MS for the last 19 years. She is the advisor for the Clinical Neuroscience Lab where she works with PhD students, undergraduate students, and post-doctoral associates to better understand how physical activity training and mindfulness meditation helps improve cognition, reduce depression and anxiety, and impact brain plasticity in individuals with MS. She has published over 78 peer-reviewed journal articles, and her research is funded by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the National Institutes of Health. She is also a member of the Psychosocial Wellness Group at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and frequently presents her research on topics of psychosocial wellness to various public audiences.

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Approved CE Provider

Empathie, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Empathie, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Find Empathy has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 7257. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Find Empathy is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.
Find Empathy, #1817, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period:
 06/14/2022 – 06/14/2023.   Social workers completing this course receive 1.5 continuing education credit.

How to Take this Course & Criteria to Receive CE Credit

To obtain a certificate of completion for continuing education credits associated with this course, please follow the following steps:

  • ENROLL in this course and create an Empathy account

  • COMPLETE COURSE CONTENT in one of 3 ways:
    • Listen to the corresponding course podcast by streaming it on the webpage, downloading the audio file, or listening to it on your favorite podcast provider.
    • Read the podcast transcript, in its entirety
    • Watch podcast video on YouTube

  • TAKE THE POST-TEST assessment and achieve a passing grade of at least 75%

  • Complete the COURSE EVALUATION

Remember, full attendance is required for all CE activities. This means you will be asked to certify that you listened, watched, or read the entire podcast episode.

Once you have completed the above steps, your course certificate will automatically populate for download and will automatically be sent to the email linked to your account. It can be downloaded immediately and will be available for future download.

Access & Expiration Information

Once enrolling in a course, you will have 30 days to complete the post-test and course evaluation. If your access lapses before completing all tasks, you will need to re-enroll.

Once you have completed the post-test and program evaluation, your certificate will be immediately available for download. Access to the certificate will expire after 365 days. Find Empathy will keep course certificates on file for 7 years. If a certificate is needed, contact

You are allotted 3 retries to achieve the acceptable 75% passing grade.


It is absolutely critical that our program exemplifies accessibility for all participants.

We seek to ensure all participants are able to fully, equally, and independently access the educational content. Our goal is to have a website that is perceivable, operable, understandable, and robust. If you have any difficulty navigating the website, we want to know! Please contact us at

While our educational offerings are primarily in podcast format, we also provide a written transcript for each course. It will be available on the course landing page and available for download in PDF format.

CE credits require a post-test assessment. The assessment is untimed and provided in writing on the course website. However, for individuals with visual impairments, or those that may benefit from an orally presented post-test and program evaluation, contact us. We will work with you to find an alternative option for completing the course post-test and program evaluation.

We remain available and open to ANY additional requests for format modification or additional assistance.

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Additional Information

This course is intended for psychologists and social workers.
It is also appropriate for mental health counselors and therapists.
The instructional level is at the introductory and intermediate level.

The primary format of the course is podcast; a non-interactive distance-learning recorded audio continuing education course.

It is available via all major podcast providers including, but not limited to Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and more. You can also listen to the podcast via the player on our website or download it for free to your favorite digital device.

To ensure our course material is accessible, we also provide the content in video (with subtitles) and written forms.

There is no known commercial support or conflict of interest for this CE program, content, or instructor(s).

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